02 Jul Artist Profile: Chequerboard
New Music for Sync Licensing
Style: Electronic Acoustic, Alternative, Minimalism, Post Classical, Acoustic
Moods: Searching, Insistent, Mysterious, Flowing, Rhythmical, Drifting, Magical, Space, Waiting, Ambient, Playful, Hopeful, Pensive, Hypnotic
A Japanese garden: this is one of the ways in which the musical outfit that runs by the name Chequerboard is described on their own website, and we think that this firmly hits the nail right on its head. This music is raked, and tended to, with such focus and care that each sound rises and falls in its own being without ever losing purpose or beauty. Peace reigns, and the acoustic heart of John Lambert’s guitar beats contently and evenly through the veins of the partaker.
Living on the serener end of the post rock rainbow Chequerboard’s acoustic guitar now and then is accompanied by other equally tempered instruments and vocals, keeping a steady unfolding, and developing each reach with finesse and class. If you’re looking for something in the family of Johann Johannsson, Olafur Arnalds or Max Richter, you have come to the right place. Chequerboard is ripe for the picking.
Have a listen to a live recording here: